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Old 06-21-2009, 09:28 PM   #1
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Default Nice butts on the Traeger

I got an early Fathers Day gift, a digital thermostat for my old craigslist Traeger, so of course I had to give it a workout.

My dad wanted taco's for dinner and everyone else wanted wanted 'que. So I decided to smoke some pork butts. Dad and I had pulled pork tacos with onions and cilantro, everyone else just dug in to the meat! Best I have done!

I prepped the butts at 930pm last night and into the fridge for an hour or so. I loaded the Traeger with pecan pellets and started it up at about 10pm. I put the meat on at 11pm. Even though I had the 225* digital thermostat, my temps wouldnt drop below 245, and were hovering around 255-265. I decided to set it to smoke and the temps settled out between 195-220, so I left it on that setting all night. Woke up at 7am to check the meat. Looking good. One at 155, the other at 160. They would stay at ~160* until about 1pm this afternoon. They finally reached 190* at 315pm. I pulled them off the smoker, sprayed them down with apple juice and cider vinegar mix, and then foiled and into the cooler.

The family came over around 5, so I took them out of the cooler and out of the foil to allow them to cool for a bit. When they cooled a bit, it was time to pull.

This is by far the best I have done, and the family loved it. Enjoy!

Here they are at 7am:

Just out of the smoker:

Butt 1:

Butt 2

Just out of the cooler:

mmmmm, juicy!

The family killed one entire tray of pulled pork, leaving me with a full pan of pork for the coming week!
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Old 06-21-2009, 09:32 PM   #2
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Family loved it, great job!!
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Old 06-22-2009, 01:30 AM   #3
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Old 06-22-2009, 05:05 AM   #4
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You must have a big family.
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Old 06-22-2009, 09:15 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by millsy View Post
You must have a big family.
There were 8 of us. It was really good, even my kids were getting seconds and thirds!
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Old 06-22-2009, 12:43 PM   #6
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nice!, I like pork on traegers too!
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